Steve Campbell (tennis)
|Country (sports)||United States|
October 12, 1970 |
Buffalo, New York
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Highest ranking||No. 78 (April 13, 1998)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||3R (1998)|
|French Open||1R (1998)|
|US Open||1R (1995, 1997, 1998)|
|Highest ranking||No. 184 (June 24, 1996)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
Campbell, a New Yorker by birth, grew up in Michigan where he attended Detroit Catholic Central High School winning individual state championships all four years along with back to back team state championships.He was an All-American while at Rice University.
He made his Grand Slam debut at the 1995 Australian Open and defeated countryman Chuck Adams in the opening encounter, before losing his second round match to Patrick Rafter. The American pushed veteran Mats Wilander to five sets in the US Open but he would have to wait until the 1998 Australian Open for his second win. In that tournament he beat both Justin Gimelstob and Alex O'Brien to make it into the third round, his best ever showing in a Grand Slam.
Although predominantly a singles player, Campbell's only ATP Tour final was in the doubles, at Bogota, where he and MaliVai Washington finished runners-up in 1995. He made the singles semi-finals of the 1997 International Tennis Championships but had by far his best performances in 1998. After starting the year well at the Australian Open, Campbell won three matches at the Lipton Championships in Miami (an ATP Super 9 event), reaching the quarter-finals. He was also a quarter-finalist at Atlanta and again in the Heineken Trophy, where he upset world number seven Yevgeny Kafelnikov.
ATP career finals
Doubles: 1 (0–1)
|Runner-up||1.||1995||Bogota, Colombia||Clay||MaliVai Washington|| Jiri Novak
|No.||Year||Tournament||Surface||Opponent in the final||Score in the final|
|1.||1995||Belo Horizonte, Brazil||Hard||Joao Cunha-Silva||6-2, 6-3|
|2.||1997||Ixtapa, Mexico||Hard||Tuomas Ketola||7-6, 6-1|